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Medical News Today: New clue about chemo-resistance in tumors could improve cancer treatments

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 02:00
Many tumors that develop drug-resistance lack a gene that prevents mutations in healthy cells. Now, a study suggests targeting a mechanism that kicks in when the gene is absent.

Medical News Today: Global war on tuberculosis needs a new direction, researchers urge

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 02:00
Epidemics of tuberculosis and drug resistance will worsen if the global fight against tuberculosis does not combine biomedical interventions with social actions, researchers urge.

Medical News Today: Scientists grow industrial quantities of red wine compound using tomatoes

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Scientists have used a protein to cause tomatoes to grow large amounts of the nutrients resveratrol and genistein. The technique could be scaled up for industrial production.

Medical News Today: Fainting, near-drowning may indicate increased risk of sudden death

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:00
A new study calls for people who experience frequent blackouts or near-drowning events to visit their doctor; they may be at increased risk of a serious heart disorder called LQTS.

Medical News Today: Economic hardship brought on by cancer diagnosis

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:00
Research shows that the chance of working after a cancer diagnosis is 10% lower than before, and that family income drops by 20%, causing economic hardship.

Medical News Today: Do American teens take more risks?

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:00
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.

Medical News Today: Poisoning risk among the wealthy in the Middle Ages

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:00
Wealthy people in the Middle Ages who had access to expensive pottery and treatments for leprosy and syphilis risked being poisoned with lead and mercury.

Medical News Today: Birth order 'does not affect personality'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Germany who surveyed 20,000 people have concluded that birth order makes no difference to personality, and minimal difference to intelligence.

Medical News Today: Study sheds light on body's varied response to exercise

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find that one gene plays a key role in why resistance exercise leads to increased muscle bulk while endurance exercise does not.

Medical News Today: Drug promises robust new hair growth

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:00
Researchers have found that two drugs already approved by the FDA for other conditions can help strengthen hair growth, offering hope for people with baldness and alopecia.

Medical News Today: Woman who sniffs out Parkinson's inspires new study

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.

Medical News Today: Skin-to-skin contact after birth reduces stress levels for mothers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.